Naila


Gender: Feminine
Origin: Arabic نائلة
Meaning: “attainer.”

The name is derived from the Arabic male name, Nail, which comes directly from the Arabic word for “attainer.”

The name was borne by the wife of Caliph Uthman I, an Iraqi Christian convert, who tried to defend her husband while a mob was killing him and in the process, ended up getting her fingers cut off.

It is also the name of a town in Bavaria.

As of 2010, its Bosnian form of Najla was the 70th most popular female name in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Another Bosnian form is Naijla.

A Bosnian diminutive form is Naja (NYE-yah)

 

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